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DATAPROT9 – ONTAP 9 Data Protection Administration


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2 Days Course
Data Protection/Administration

Classroom + Online

Course Details


The ONTAP 9.0 Data Protection Administration course was designed to teach the core technologies of ONTAP Data protection administration. You will learn how to implement and manage SnapMirror, SnapVault, and SnapLock technology which are used to replicate and restore mission-critical data in the enterprise. The course also surveys real-world scenarios and use cases to teach you when to use each of the NetApp protection solutions. Backup and restore operations are taught using the command line and OnCommand System Manager.


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the ONTAP 9 data protection features
  • Understand the various data mirroring relationships available with ONTAP 9
  • Configure and operate SnapMirror and SnapVault data replication
  • Demonstrate Storage Virtual Machine data protection
  • Explain the components and configuration involved with SyncMirror and MetroCluster
  • Describe NDMP protocol operation, configuration and management
  • Pre/Post Assessment


ONTAP 9.0 Data Protection Administration

Module 1: ONTAP Integrated Data Protection

  • Data protection overview
    • Currency
    • Types
    • Consistency
    • Challenges
  • High availability
    • NVRAM
    • RAID DP or RAID-TEC technology
  • Backup and archive
    • Snapshot copy
    • SnapRestore
    • SnapVault
    • Dump or SMTape
  • Disaster recovery
    • SnapMirror
    • FlexClone
    • Load-sharing mirrors
    • SyncMirror
    • MetroCluster
  • Compliance
    • NetApp Storage Encryption (NSE)
    • SnapLock
  • Cloud
    • Private storage
    • Snap-to-Cloud
    • AltaVault
  • OnCommand system manager
  • Host-level software
  • Application-level software
  • Data Protection tools

Module 2: NetApp Mirroring Fundamentals

  • SnapMirror technology
  • Mirror relationships
  • Relationship types
  • Load sharing
  • SnapMirror and SnapVault configuration
  • SnapMirror policies and configuration
  • Automatic transfers
  • Intercluster network connectivity
  • TCP connections
  • Two cluster networking
  • Cluster cascade networking
  • Deployment configuration
  • SnapMirror cascade deployments
  • Cluster Fan-out or Fan-in
  • Intercluster SnapMirror Throttle
  • Network compression
  • Peer relationships

Module 3: Implement SnapMirror Relationships

  • FlexVol volumes mirror copy
  • SnapMirror relationships configuratiom
  • Licensing
  • Language setting
  • Job schedules
  • Monitoring relationships
  • Failover mode
  • Disaster mode
  • Version-independent SnapMirror technology
  • FlexClone technology
  • Tape backup
  • NDMP
  • Volume move

Module 4: Disaster Recovery for Storage Virtual Machines

  • SVM disaster recovery
  • Identity preserve option
  • SVM disaster recovery requirements
  • Selective protection
  • Test and Dev
  • Convert a volume

Module 5: Disk-to-Disk Backup with SnapVault Software

  • SnapVault Soltuion components
  • Snapshot copy policy
  • SnapVault backups
  • Managing SnapMirror and SnapVault updates
  • SnapVault end-to-end storage efficiency
  • Storage compression
  • Space planning requirements
  • Tiered backup
  • Restoring data

Module 6: SyncMirror and MetroCluster Software

  • Data mirroring
  • Plexes and pools to an aggregate relationship
  • Storage type considerations
  • SyncMirror Plex failure
  • MetroCluster overview
  • Nondisruptive operations
  • Local HA failover
  • Protecting data
  • Unmirrored aggregates
  • Node-level QoS
  • Active-active configuration
  • Planned switchover
  • Tiebreaker software

Module 7: NDMP and Tape Backup

  • NDMP technology
  • Terms and concepts
  • Nodes, connections and variables
  • Managing SVM-Scoped NDMP
  • NDMP backup models
  • User authentication
  • SVM-aware NDMP
  • Management commands


  • Ensure connectivity to your ONTAP cluster
  • Synchronize system time for windows domains
  • Assign a network time protocol (NTP) server for SVL-NAU and RTP-NAU
  • Verify that required license codes are installed
  • Create intercluster subnets and LIFs
  • Prepare the storage environment on RTP-NAU as the secondary target
  • Configure cluster peering
  • Configure SVM peering
  • Configure a SnapMirror relationship
  • Verify data transfer
  • Take the source volume offline
  • Activate the destination volume
  • Reactivate the original source volume
  • Restore the original SnapMirror relationship
  • Create an unscheduled Snapshot copy
  • Configure storage virtual machine disaster recovery
  • Check for space requirements
  • Create the disaster-recovery SVM
  • Create an SVM peer relationship
  • Create the SVM SnapMirror relationship
  • Failover to the disaster-recovery SVM
  • Reverse the SnapMirror relationship
  • Recover the primary SVM
  • Create the SnapVault relationship
  • Verify data transfer
  • Simulate a disaster and recover data

Target Audience

  • Network Engineers
  • Channel Partners
  • System Engineers


Completion of the following web based training:

  • ONTAP Data Protection Fundamentals (WBT)

and attendance of the following training course:

  • ONTAP 9 Cluster Administration (ONTAP9ADM)